On This Day…

David Koresh – Waco Killings

February 28, 1993

Four federal agents and six Branch Davidian members are killed in a shootout when the ATF attempted to execute a search warrant relating to alleged sexual abuse charges and illegal weapons violations. This led to a 51-day standoff that ultimately ended in the Waco disaster, in which 76 cult members were killed, including leader David Koresh who claimed to be Jesus Christ.